Maudelaine is a bright fifth grader at MEBEA school who cannot wait to get to the high school. She works really hard in school to try to catch up so that she can move on to the high school. She lives in the village of Plasman near Galette Chambon with her mother, father, five sisters, and one brother. Her parents sell snacks in the village to try to make ends meet. When Maudelaine is not in school, she helps with the sales. She is thankful to be able to go to school this year, but she is so afraid that her parents won’t be able to afford to send her to school in the future because many of her siblings are old enough to go to school too. Her favorite subject in school is Mathematics, and when she grows up, she wants to become a nurse.